It’s a good day when free ice cream shows up in the mail, wouldn’t you say? What happened was that the nice folks at Breyers contacted me to let me know about a new line of Gelato Indulgences coming out this month. They said there would be Vanilla Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Triple Chocolate and I said “yum.” Then they offered to send me some to sample, if that was OK with me. Um…yeah…sure. I mean, if you insist.
So, a few days ago, Brian and I found ourselves unpacking an ice cold shipment and digging in. Just purely for research purposes, of course. We kept coming back to the tiramisu flavor over and over because it really does taste like the classic Italian dessert. Not too sweet and with plenty of that coffee, cocoa powder flavor that’s typical of tiramisu.
Naturally we could have just eaten the whole thing as it was but it just seemed the perfect base for a cocktail. Some vodka, a touch of coffee liqueur and we had tiramisu in a glass. Cheers!
2 oz. Tiramisu flavored gelato
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Coffee liqueur
2 oz. Half & half or cream
Sprinkling of cocoa powder for garnish
Add the gelato, vodka, coffee liqueur and half & half to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder.